My Indesit D61D keeps tripping the house RCD on switch on. The programme is selected and it appears to start but as the controller advances 1 notch it blows the power. I have temporarily disconnected the element and it no longer blows but it wont fill. The main fill solenoid buzzes and thats it. Any suggestions
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Sorry to say that the most likely cause of this problem is a bad compressor. Many Amana's have the same problem. In dealing with these units I find that will run for a while then have trouble starting up. In your case you are using a ground fault circuit and the extra current draw is causing the house breaker to trip, although most manufactures suggest that you don't use that type of circuit. The only real way to correct the problem is to replace the compressor, or get another refrigerator. The compressor replacement should be done by a qualified technician.
The repair can be done yourself you need to first purchas a can of liquid wrench with extention. and first shut off power or disconnect power. there is a acess panal that you need to remove to get at gears to grease once it is greased you will need to turn the dial a couple of times (powerless) and replace the panel and plug or turn on power (when you are turning the knob besure to return to the start cycle ) if you need more info please email me [email protected] thank you and good luck
need to know a little more really but here goes, if you remove the top and the drive belt is still on then it will be as straight forward as the motor brushes at fault they will need replacing as this is a common fault on these machines. hope this helps
i had this probem and apparently there's a 'float switch' in the bottom of the machine. This switch is a safety cut off and when activated can not just stop the machine but trip the electrics in the house. the reason for it activating is when food clogs up the drainage bit water can not drain and fills up the bottom of the machine. this then activates the 'float switch' as a kind of safety cut off.
the way to sort it is to disconect the machine from the mains and drain and water. empty the clogged up food from the drain bit. then tip the machine back and a load of water will pour out (may need a load of towels for this bit or take the machine out the back and do it)
once this is done, plug it all back in and give it a try - works for my machine, good luck.